The Robert Mueller probe into Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election has been ongoing for nearly one full year now.
What have we learned so far? Apparently, Paul Manafort is corrupt (shocking!), General Mike Flynn talked to the Russians after the election and lied to the FBI about it, and a bunch of Russian trolls engaged in misinformation campaigns online that we have zero proof actually influenced the election in any way.
Speaking of which, Russians supposedly organized at different points both for and against Donald Trump.
As far as anybody is aware, the probe has turned up zero evidence of actual campaign collusion between the Trump camp and the Russians.
The danger of this probe was always that it would end up giving Mueller sweeping powers to investigate matters well outside of his mandate, which has clearly happened as the arrests of Manafort and Flynn both had nothing to do with the collusion issue.
I have heard repeatedly that that there must have been collusion because there is plenty of smoke and where there is smoke, there is fire.
Except we have seen no fire whatsoever. No smoking gun, just smoke.
I keep hearing Mueller has plenty of information but is just playing it close to the vest. Well, it has been a year and this investigation cannot go on forever. So, if Mueller has something, it is time for it to be revealed.
But I am willing to bet he has nothing. That is because there is no collusion. All that really exists is a group of democrats who cannot handle the fact that Donald Trump won, and as a result, have convinced themselves of this ridiculous Russia conspiracy theory so as to convince themselves that somehow, he is not a legitimate president.
Except President Trump did win and he is the legitimate president.
If democrats were smart, they would stop focusing on something that is not real and channel their energies towards real issues so that they might have a chance to win the White House in 2020.
They might also stop to think about the ramifications of their actions yelling and screaming about Russia. They have already agitated strikes against a major Russian ally and increased hostility between the United States and Russia. Hopefully they stop short of pushing us into an all out war.
Maybe they will change course once Mueller wraps up his investigation and announces publicly that he found no proof of collusion.
Or maybe they will turn on Mueller and insist he was somehow in President Trump’s pocket all along.
Based on their behavior to this point, I would say smart money is on the latter.